Tales From Rumi: Mathnawi Selections For Young Readers

Tales fom rumiThis collection of 32 anecdotes, fables, and tales of everyday life from the Mathnawi is adapted for younger audiences. The Mathnawi is a compilation of more than 24,000 verses by Rumi (1207-1273) and is considered by many to be one of the greatest works of mystical poetry. The stories, such as The Rabbit and The Lion, The Merchant and The Parrot, and The Teacher’s Fear, have interesting, action-packed plots that illustrate a point and morals at the end that reinforce the message. Amusing black-and–white drawings and a ribbon bookmark add to this lively and insightful introduction to world literature for young readers. mjw
Title: Tales from Rumi: Mathnawi Selections For Young Readers
Author: Mawlana Jalaladdin Rumi (1207-1273)
Edited by:
A. Fuat Bilkan
Illustrator: Erdinc Semen
: Tughra Books, New Jersey
: 2014
Original Language
: Persian, also Turkish, Arabic, Greek
: Jeannette Squires Okur
Original Title
: Mathnawi
Original Publisher
: Rumi dictated the verses
Original Copyright
: 1258-1273
: 978-1-59784-124-5
Hardcover pages
: 128
Age range
: 12 up
: Fiction, Fables, Folklore
Author’s ethnicity
: Persian
: Fables, Folk tales, Iran, Islam, Poetry, Religion, Storytelling

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